8:45 am
Fri November 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: Broward Joins Miami-Dade With Final Vote Tally

President Obama prevailed in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Credit Arianna Prothero

Broward has joined Miami Dade in wrapping up its final vote count.

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6:07 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Florida Finally Gets A Color

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?
Credit League of Woman Voters

The Miami-Dade absentee ballots have all been counted. And color us blue. That blank on the U.S.

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Florida Keys History
2:23 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Take A Tour Of Pigeon Key

Riet Steinmetz is working to preserve both the Old Seven Mile Bridge and Pigeon Key.
Arianna Prothero

Earlier this week we brought to you a story about a community organization trying to restore the Old Seven Mile Bridge.

Part of that story touched on Pigeon Key, where the work camp for the men who built the Old Seven Mile Bridge lived 100 years ago.  The entire island is now a museum.

Take a tour of historic Pigeon Key with Riet Steinmetz through these photos above. 

2:10 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Miami-Dade Ballot Count Complete But Final Announcement Still A Day Away

Still Waiting: Miami-Dade Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley will brief Mayor Carlos Gimenez, right, on voting delays that he calls 'inexcusable.'

The absentee ballot count is over in Miami-Dade County but it will be still one more day before President Obama knows for sure if Florida wanted him re-elected.

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The Election
9:30 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Miami-Dade Ballot Count Continues

In-Person Absentee: A elections official checks a voter's signature before accepting her absentee ballot.
Credit Rick Stone

Miami Dade County election workers are expecting to finish processing absentee ballots sometime today. Then, they'll be able to tell President Obama whether he also won Florida on election day.

The bags of thousands of ballots are the result of a series of voting snafus related to high turnout and restrictive voting rules that persuaded hordes of local voters to vote absentee rather than wait in line, possibly for hours, at  their polling stations.

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9:04 am
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Count Contines In South Florida

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the governor needs to do something to make voting easier.
Credit Miami-Dade County Website

The presidential race has been decided, but we still don't know where Florida fits in to the electoral puzzle.     

The vote counting continues in Miami Dade and either other counties including Broward and Palm Beach.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says early voting should be extended to avoid problems like this in the future.

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7:23 am
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Allen West Won't Back Down

Congressman Allen West is refusing to give up without a fight.
Credit Gage Skidmore/ Flickr

Despite what looks to be a narrow defeat to Democrat Patrick Murphy, South Florida Congressman Allen West is fighting to keep his seat in court.

Listen to this story and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

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6:22 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

NEWSCAST: Miami-Dade Waits; Results For Schools 'Great.'

Cones Mark The Spot.
Credit Pamela

Just what led to some voting breakdowns in Miami-Dade is still up for debate - not enough resources, too many voters, too long a ballot, too many precincts in one place. About the only thing certain is it will be at least one more day before we know who can claim Florida.One man who is happy with the election results and is Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Voters overwhelmingly approved the $1.2 billion dollar bond referendum to refurbish aging school buildings and also update and install new technology. 

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Election 2012
8:37 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ballot Measures and Big Race Results

Bill Nelson won his third term.
Credit nasa hq photo/ Flickr


Big things happened with some items on the top and bottom of your ballot last night. First, 8 of the 11 ballot measures failed this year.

Only three of these ballot measures passed:

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8:10 am
Wed November 7, 2012

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7:25 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

NEWSCAST: Lawsuit Over South Florida Voting Resolved

Absentee Voting Continues Until Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00PM.
Credit SaraSue

The federal lawsuit filed Sunday morning by the Florida Democratic Party over early voting was resolved late Monday afternoon. It stemmed in part from the long delays on the last official day of early voting in South Florida and that was technically on Saturday. The emergency     lawsuit was aimed at the supervisors of elections for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The legal point is whether people could vote absentee in person -- and the long waits were preventing that. The judge has ruled voters ca

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7:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

NEWSCAST: President Campaigns In Hollywood

A crowd of enthusiastic supporters of President Obama packed the grandstands and the football field at McArthur High School in Hollywood.
Credit Christine DiMattei /
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President Obama goes Hollywood in his last Florida appearance before election day as he tries to secure last-minute votes.

He spoke for about 25 minutes to a crowd of 23,000 supporters at McArthur High School.

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6:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

NEWSCAST: Voting Chaos in Miami Dade

Some voters waited in line for hours Sunday to cast an in-person absentee ballot.
Credit Rusty Brick / Flickr/Creative Commons

The trouble started when voters were told Sunday in-person absentee voting was on, then it was called off leaving lots of voters in line crying foul. Eventually, the process was allowed to continue.

We breakdown what caused this voting fiasco in WLRN Miami Herald News.

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12:08 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

You Can Still Vote on Sunday

People stood in a five hour long line in West Dade Regional Library yesterday waiting to vote on the last day of early voting.
Credit Ashley Lopez /WLRN

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today you can vote at the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections office.

Here is a press release from the Miami Dade Elections office,

In an effort to continue serving eager voters on the final Sunday before Election Day, the Elections Department is opening its doors to voters.

While state law does not permit Early Voting today, we are permitted to provide and accept absentee ballots.

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7:09 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

NEWSCAST: Early Voting Nears An End

Some voters stood in line for hours to cast an early ballot in Kendall.
Credit Jessica Meszaros

Early voting comes to a close Saturday, and some Floridians say the process has been anything but smooth.

However, we've been crunching the numbers and found things could be a lot worse.

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